Washington, DC – President Biden announced today his priorities for the “American Jobs Plan,” an approximately $2 trillion infrastructure and recovery package. The proposal includes $213 billion “to produce, preserve, and retrofit more than two million affordable and sustainable places to live . . . through grants, formula funding, targeted tax credits and project-based rental assistance.” The proposal includes $40 billion to repair public housing, resources to support homeownership and weatherize homes, and new incentives to encourage communities to eliminate exclusionary zoning and harmful land-use restrictions.
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge will address this and other priorities at her first housing conference in her role as secretary today (March 31) at 1 pm ET at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC’s) Virtual Housing Policy Forum 2021: A New Day. She will engage in a conversation with NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel. Media may view the livestream conversation here.
The American Jobs Plan presents a tremendous opportunity to advance many of NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign’s bold housing solutions to address the urgent housing needs facing extremely low-income households, who are disproportionately Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
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